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Qigong: Moving Meditation for Health & Longevity - Free Workshop
Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese meditative healing art. It uses breath and energy techniques and is generally easier and safer than yoga. Qigong is recommended by the Mayo Clinic, among other leading health institutions, for numerous chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, arthritis, and digestive disorders. This FREE workshop meets the second Wednesday of the month, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in downtown Chicago. No prior experience or special equipment needed. Just wear comfortable clothes. And why not bring a friend? In this class, you'll learn what qigong is, its health benefits, a little of its history. You will also learn some qigong principles before going through the qigong set called the 8 Exercises of Ultimate Health (Ba Duan Jin). Sometimes these are called the 8 Brocades. If you can do only a single set of "exercises" for the rest of your life to alleviate and even cure health problems, retain youthfulness, and remain healthy, this is a great place to start! You can also purchase the DVD for this set at Seating is limited, so please RSVP! We look forward to seeing you there! Small donations graciously accepted. Thank you. :-) Parking validation is available for Trump Tower, 401 N. Wabash, $12 for 12 hours.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

65 East Wacker Place · Chicago, IL

What we're about

If you ever wondered what the "miracle of qigong" was all about and wanted to find out more about the ancient Chinese healing arts, you owe it to yourself to check out this class!

In this class we will learn a famous qigong (pronounced chee-gong)set of exercises called Ba Duan Jin, sometimes also called the Eight Brocades.

Qigong is the ancient Chinese practice of breath and energy, or qi (chee) exercises. It is a huge field and includes both moving and static exercises. The exercises are very simple and require no previous knowledge or special clothing, accommodations, or apparatus. You can perform the exercises in a small space, standing or seated, in comfortable clothing.

This workshop will briefly cover the history of qigong and show you how to breath in a healthier manner, to benefit your entire body and its organs. There are many levels of qigong and regular practice has been shown to be life transforming!

The benefits of regular qigong practice include lowered hypertension and decreasing stress. It also helps with weight loss, back and knee pain, arthritis, insomnia, immune and gastrointestinal disorders, and other chronic problems. Both the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School are now recommending it for stress relief and chronic health issues.

The Ba Duan Jin set taught in this class is specifically designed to increase your overall health with eight simple exercises that take only a few minutes to do each day.

We hope to see you there!
Keith & Alicia

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